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By Hayley Dunning | November 1, 2012

Comparing the protein profile of a 500-year-old Inca mummy to modern humans reveals an active lung infection prior to sacrifice.  

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Death Match

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2012

Cockfighting and other cultural practices in Southeast Asia could greatly aid the spread of deadly diseases like bird flu.

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Gifted in Science

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2012

Researchers look to the emerging phenomenon of "crowdfunding" to pay for their work

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Island Disease

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2012

People living on islands in the Norwegian Sea suffer from an unusually high rate of certain genetic diseases and health issues, making the population ripe for research.


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The Stuff of Nightmares

By Cristina Luiggi | August 1, 2012

Researchers working in war-torn countries find hints to the molecular roots of posttraumatic stress disorder.


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Killer Silk

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2012

Silk impregnated with bleach may provide a new way to fight the formidable spores of the anthrax bacterium.


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Genghis Jon

By Cristina Luiggi | February 1, 2012

By helping Mongolians cultivate an understanding of their native insect fauna, scientists hope to protect the country's unique yet fragile ecosystems.

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Science Afield

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2012

Portable wet-lab kits allow even soldiers stationed in war zones to earn college science credits.


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Sweet and Sour Science

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2012

Japanese researchers unravel the mystery of miracle fruit.


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Lost Colony DNA

By Kerry Grens | January 1, 2012

Genotyping could answer a centuries-old mystery about a vanished group of British settlers.


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